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Montsegur, 09300 Montsegur, France
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We loved the climb up to Montsegur. The views from above are spectacular. The climb is not too difficult with good waking shoes. Unfortunately, my husband and I try to fit too much into one day. I wish we could have explored the area more...More

Thank maureen f
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoy the scenic wonders of Montségur. Stay a while in the Cremats Place and reflect on the history of the Cathar at the hands of the cruel Christians. Wander up the the ruins and meditate on life of Mary Magdalene and a gentle inclusive way...More

Thank Sharon R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the spectacular location, tragic history attached to the site.we were lucky enough to follow local guide Fabrice explanation,( in French only i am afraid, ) which brought us a lot of knowledge, and followed by a visit of the local museum.free with the...More

Thank oliver f
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not to be missed if in the area. Climb is not too bad (looks worse than it is). We strongly recommend you find accomodation elsewhere though. Websites and email didn't work. The only place open was full and the other locals including in the tourist...More

Thank chris57609
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The history of this place is quite horrific but today it is a picturesque historic monument. Fairly strenuous climb to the top. Set in beautiful countryside

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

We visited Montségur on a grey-ish August afternoon on our recent holiday. After a picnic on the grass at the bottom (a short distance from our parked car) we began the steep climb to the top. The children were fascinated to be able to see...More

Thank FlatToppedHill
Reviewed 25 August 2018

Montsegur is probably the most famous of the so-called Cathar castles, although most of these were built well after the Albigensian Crusade. Knowledge of some of the history of what occurred here in the Languedoc in the thirteenth century is helpful, albeit not essential, to...More

Thank Jonathan M
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

If you like walking up a steep trail, then this place is fantastic! The castle is mostly a small ruin but worth visiting.

Thank annonymus800
Reviewed 29 July 2018

The road with the car is in nice condition and its a well organised parking area.Its a steep walk up 30 min, a bit slippery on the stones so have practical shoes. We took our dog with us and had a picnic what a great...More

Thank L4936OAanna
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Located closed to Foix 20 miles , it's a historical and symbolic castle where "Cathare religion" was eradicated in 1244 The view from this castle is impressive. But first you have to climb and before to go there insure you're heart is ok ,Last time...More

Thank Alain P
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10 January 2018|
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Response from CarpetBaggerAmI | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I was in the region in the fall. To be honest, Montsegur was the least interesting of the Cathar castles (Puilarens, Peyreptuse and Queribus are not only more spectacular BY FAR, they also have much better facilities for... More
Angelique B
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Response from Anj1396 | Reviewed this property |
You don't need a tour. It really is just a ruin and you can visit it without a guide in ten minutes. There are basically just the walls still standing. It's perched on the top of a hill which you can walk up in 20 to 30... More
Lana K
7 January 2015|
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Response from Catalan66117 | Reviewed this property |
There maybe, among the Cathar Trail specialists. We drove from our house near the Mediterrean Coast. It is a must experience, we had various books about Montsegur with us, especially Zoe Oldenbourg's book Massacre at... More